Report: Derby and Brentford in talks with £3m Adam Buksa

Derby County manager \ head coach Phillip Cocu during the Pre-Season Friendly between Derby County v Girona at Pride Park Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Derby, England.

Polish striker Adam Buksa may be heading to the Championship amid links with Derby County, Bristol City, West Brom and a Neal Maupay-less Brentford.

Adam Buksa of Poland controls the ball during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group A match between Italy and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara Stadium on June 19, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

Derby County and Brentford are both in talks to sign Pogon Szczecin striker Adam Buksa, according to TEAMtalk.

At 23 years old and with the ability to play through the middle or on either wing, it doesn’t take a genius to work out why Derby manager Phillip Cocu is a fan.

The former PSV coach enjoyed a fine start to life at Pride Park, beating Huddersfield Town 2-1 away from home in his first Championship game. And Derby already look far more flexible than they did under the possession-heavy yet rather rigid Frank Lampard with Florian Jozefzoon, Martyn Waghorn and Tom Lawrence all interchanging positions effectively at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

Clearly, Cocu wants his attacking players to roam around the pitch at will, popping up in a variety of positions to leave opposition defences confused.

Buksa’s versatility, plus a one-in-two goal ratio, means he should fit in perfectly.

Derby County manager \ head coach Phillip Cocu during the Pre-Season Friendly between Derby County v Girona at Pride Park Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Derby, England.

TEAMtalk claims that Derby are in talks with the Pole, who scored 11 goals in 23 matches last season. He will cost £3 million.

Bristol City, West Brom and a Brentford side under pressure to replace top scorer Neal Maupay are interested too but Derby looks like an ideal fit for all involved.

Gdansk, Poland 29th, July 2015 Adam Buksa during the friendly match between Lechia Gdansk and Juventus Torino at PGE Arena Stadium. (Photo by Michal Fludra

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